Sentence Examples with the word unwritten law

By them a written law has been substituted for that unwritten law which nations had been wont to construe with a latitude more or less corresponding to their power.

All of them recognize a common code or unwritten law called Pukhtunwali, which appears to be similar in general character to the old Hebraic law, though modified by Mahommedan ordinances, and strangely similar in certain particulars to Rajput custom.

General Grant had served two terms (1869-1877), and the unwritten law of custom condemned his being given another.